The licensing system was introduced in Ireland in 2004 to ensure that clubs participating in the League of Ireland were maintaining certain standards.
Licensing monitors clubs in five key areas: sporting, infrastructure, legal, personnel and administrative, and finance
The licensing system has helped to bring about a culture of improvement within the League of Ireland. As a result of the licensing system, there are now more qualified coaches, grounds people, stewards, safety officers and event controllers, while improvements in infrastructure and financial reporting have been seen throughout the league.
You can read the 2013 Licensing Manual in full by clicking on the relevant link below.
19-06-2013 - Ronan happy to see Ireland pass test of character
18-06-2013 - O'Sullivan double inspires Ireland fightback
17-06-2013 - Ronan looking to build on past performances against Austria
16-06-2013 - Lawlor out of Austria friendly
15-06-2013 - Tracy set to win 75th cap
15-06-2013 - National and International Fixture List (June 15 - 29)
14-06-2013 - O'Gorman out of Austria friendly
13-06-2013 - Football teams to kick off Ireland's World Univeristy Games campaign
12-06-2013 - Narrow defeat for Ireland in New York
11-06-2013 - Team to face Spain in New York is named